March 17th: Alexis Grace
Grace sang Dolly Parton's "Jolene" wearing an elegant Be Seduced dress with chandelier earrings by Art Is, bracelets by Vita and Paula Abdul Jewelry and peep-toe Aldo pumps. The softer look and performance got mixed reviews from the judges. "You lost your edge a bit," said Kara DioGuardi, to which Paula Abdul responded, "I really enjoyed the vulnerable side of you." In the end, America sided with DioGuardi and Grace was eliminated from the show the following day.